State Fair closes after a run of good weather, big attendance

State Fair closes after a run of good weather, big attendance

It looks like more people than ever before joined Minnesota's grand cattle call.
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James Lileks: The end of the State Fair, and all it symbolizes

September 2, 2016
As the State Fair ends, we're left with warm memories and grease-stained shirts.
Streetscapes: The Minnesota State Fair is built to last
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Streetscapes: The Minnesota State Fair is built to last

September 2, 2016
The unique – and enduring – buildings on the fairgrounds show a range of architectural styles.
Ranking all 47 new foods at the Minnesota State Fair (and where to find them)
Eat & Drink

Ranking all 47 new foods at the Minnesota State Fair (and where to find them)

September 2, 2016
47 new foods. Ten hours. One critic. Rick Nelson sampled it all at the State Fair; $450 later, here's his take.
Minnesota State Fair campers make selves at home night after night
Variety

Minnesota State Fair campers make selves at home night after night

September 1, 2016
For an impassioned subset of fair visitors, a single day isn't enough. After everyone else goes home, fair campers stay the night, get up early and do it all over again.
How many ways to love the fair? Minnesotans share their favorite memories
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How many ways to love the fair? Minnesotans share their favorite memories

September 4, 2016
With 157 years to create memories, the Minnesota State Fair offers up many possibilities.
Local

Great Minnesota Get-Together lands Great Big Wheel

May 19
"We've been working for years to land a spectacular ride like the Great Big Wheel."
Local

State Fair sunscreen experiment reveals people don't slather on enough

May 16
U researchers found most people didn't slather up enough for full coverage.
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